Approximate Weight of 3K Vertical Milling Head
Close
Login to Your Account
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    USA, Virginia
    Posts
    241
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    186
    Likes (Received)
    53

    Default Approximate Weight of 3K Vertical Milling Head

    Just wondering if anyone might know the weight of this. I want to remove it to make stripping the paint on both the machine and head easier and just want to know if my cherry picker is up to th task all the way extended out. It says 1/2 ton. Thanks for any info.pxl_20211130_163513122.jpg

    Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Olympia, Wa
    Posts
    805
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    345
    Likes (Received)
    259

    Default

    Not sure on the exact weight of that head, but I have a 2k with universal head. 2 people can lift that head, I would probably put it at 200-250lbs. I can't imagine a 3k vertical head being that much more. You should be fine with a 1/2 ton hoist.

  3. Likes Ja_cain liked this post
  4. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    New Jersey
    Posts
    391
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    5
    Likes (Received)
    118

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ja_cain View Post
    Just wondering if anyone might know the weight of this. I want to remove it to make stripping the paint on both the machine and head easier and just want to know if my cherry picker is up to th task all the way extended out. It says 1/2 ton. Thanks for any info.pxl_20211130_163513122.jpg

    Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
    Probably about 450lbs? Doesn't it look like the one in this book for the 3K?

    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/2098/17371.pdf

  5. Likes Ja_cain liked this post
  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Houston, TX USA
    Posts
    32,611
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    1940 full line catalog says 448 / 460 - as in Post #3

  7. Likes Ja_cain liked this post
  8. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    USA, Virginia
    Posts
    241
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    186
    Likes (Received)
    53

    Default

    Thanks for the info guys. I just haven't had the time to look through the catalogs and figured someone would know off hand. I I might just rig one of these up buy sliding it over the picker to get a little extra extension until I can move it under the beam. Figure it should be ok and will probably ballast the other end with some weight too.pxl_20211129_184800684.jpgpxl_20211130_172144153.jpgpxl_20211129_200205607.jpg

    Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Damascus, MD
    Posts
    1,724
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    5133
    Likes (Received)
    984

    Default

    Personally, I wouldn't extend an engine hoist: it's already not very stable by itself, if you extend the arm, you risk tipping it on the side before you realize what is going on.

    Do yourself a favor and buy/build a gantry: you are anyhow going to need it to mount/remove the head in the future and, likely, to put anything heavy on the table.

    Paolo

  10. Likes Ja_cain liked this post
  11. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Northern califorina, usa
    Posts
    452
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    13
    Likes (Received)
    177

    Default

    We built simple swing arm jibs with chain falls above our larger mills.
    There great for removing/installing the vertical heads, installing dividing heads and loading material onto the bed.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails img_1311.jpg  

  12. Likes Ja_cain, Paolo_MD liked this post

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •